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Providing education, care: Pre-K access average in Northeast Mississippi

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 21:42:25 GMT

A new report on access to quality pre-kindergarten childcare in Mississippi reveals that most areas in the Northeast region provide at least average access for children. However, the quality of care children are receiving, both in Northeast Mississippi and elsewhere across the state, can be difficult to pinpoint.

Agriculture value is part of Mississippi's economy

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 17:05:25 GMT

The estimated $7.6 billion value of Mississippi agriculture increased by 1.8 percent in 2016, helping the industry retain its prominence in the state's overall economy. "Agriculture's reach in the state goes well beyond just the value of the goods produced," said Brian Williams, an agricultural economist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service.

Mississippians have a favorite vanity plate and it's not Ole Miss or Elvis

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 07:39:30 GMT

Starting in October, Mississippi drivers will get a license plate to replace the blue guitar that has been on vehicles for five years, but anyone who can't wait can decorate their ride with one of the many specialty plates or a customized vanity plate. It costs more for these plates, but nearly one in four drivers in the state splurges to show their support for their alma mater, their dedication to butterflies or dolphins, their love for Elvis or their connection to the U.S. military.

TV Log

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 03:09:45 GMT

American Pickers The guys meet a man with a unique nickname who rarely discards of anything, and Mike and Frank are taken slightly aback by his choice in underwear. Cops A traffic stop escalates when a suspect flees; officers deal with conflicting stories after responding to assault charges; a prostitution bust gets complicate Hunt for Somali Pirates The April 2009 hijacking of the American-flagged Maersk Alabama container ship off the coast of Somalia by four pirates resulted in a four-day standoff.

13-year-old charged with sexual battery & kidnapping

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 22:31:57 GMT

Authorities say 13-year-old Jayveonne Price is charged with sexual assault and kidnapping. The four-year-old victim was attacked Tuesday in Lake Forest Estates in Jackson.

Joe Russo's Almost Dead Jams On Dylan & Radiohead In Charleston

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 20:17:48 GMT

Joe Russo's Almost Dead 's first run of 2017 continued on Friday night at The Music Farm in Charleston, South Carolina. The band gave the capacity crowd two lengthy sets chock full of Grateful Dead classics with a Bob Dylan cover and Radiohead jam thrown in for good measure.

Officials kick off ReNewMS

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 15:39:16 GMT

State officials on Friday met in Waveland to kick off ReNewMS. From left are Mississippi Supreme Court Justice Dawn Beam, Commissioner of Mississippi Child Protection Services David Chandler and Mississippi's First Lady Deborah Bryant.

Legislators respond to mandatory flag-flying bill

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 10:59:05 GMT

If one state senator has his way, Mississippi's colleges will fly the state flag or their presidents will pay. Senate Bill 2057, authored and filed by District 47 Sen. Mike Seymour , would require state-funded colleges and universities to fly the Mississippi flag.

Great Americans Day? Miss. town under fire for post that doesn't mention MLK Day

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 06:31:30 GMT

There's a lot in a name, the city of Biloxi in southern Mississippi is learning after facing social media backlash for posting online about closures for "Great Americans Day" on Monday, which is federal holiday honoring civil rights hero Martin Luther King, Jr. It started with just before 7 p.m., when the city of Biloxi posted on Facebook and Twitter the list of closures for Great Americans Day, but didn't reference Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, CBS affiliate WLOX reports . Biloxi's website notes MLK Day, but says "non-emergency municipal offices in Biloxi will be closed Monday in observance of "Great Americans Day," the official city name for the holiday.

Electric car maker GreenTech lays off Mississippi workers

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 01:53:05 GMT

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Electric car maker GreenTech lays off Mississippi workers

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 01:53:04 GMT

The future of an electric car maker that once had grand promises for a corner of the Mississippi Delta is growing even murkier. Mississippi's state employment service said it had been told the company is "shutting down," but agency spokeswoman Dianne Bell said Thursday that the agency hasn't been able to reach the company to provide layoff assistance.

Sampling History: Mississippi (History) Hall of Fame inducts five

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 23:20:46 GMT

The five men and women who were selected in December for the 2016 Mississippi Hall of Fame by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History come from diverse backgrounds and accomplished great things during their lifetimes. They are: Evelyn Gandy , the first woman elected lieutenant governor of Mississippi, Elvis Presley , the "king of rock and roll," James D. Hardy , a pioneering transplant surgeon; Aaron Henry , a civil rights leader and legislator, and Ida B. Wells , a successful journalist and women's rights advocate.

South Mississippi felony arrest mugshots for Jan. 12, 2017

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 18:26:03 GMT

Christopher Myers, 39, was arrested Jan. 12, 2017, by Jackson County Sheriff's Office on charges of motor vehicle theft and a probation violation. Amanda Lienhardt, 33, was arrested Jan. 12, 2017, after she was surrendered by the bonding company on charges of grand larceny, and two counts of credit card fraud stemming from a Nov. 3, 2016, arrest.

Hood wants doctors to check for painkiller prescriptions

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 11:11:06 GMT

The Democrat told reporters Thursday that he wants a law or regulations requiring physicians and others to check the prescription monitoring program run by the Mississippi Pharmacy Board to prevent patients from acquiring multiple prescriptions. Hood says he fears illegal sales or overdoses, part of a nationwide problem.

Gov. Bryant makes another round of cuts

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 08:48:37 GMT

Gov. Phil Bryant announced $50.9 million in cuts to state agencies Thursday - his fourth round of cuts in the past calendar year. The second-term Republican governor announced the latest round of cuts via social media and said they were being made because of sluggish revenue collections, an ongoing problem for state leaders for more than a year.

Gregg Harper - Obamacare is officially on life support

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 04:18:04 GMT

If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan," President Obama made those promises on multiple occasions while trying to sell the Affordable Care Act to the American people.

Trump victory will mean jobs for Mississippi, campaign says

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 23:32:32 GMT

Lyndon Beard passes a bus with larger-than-life images of Donald Trump and Mike Pence as he walks to the thank you tour ceremony at the Dock in Gulfport, Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017. Trump supporters had a meal, bought some souvenir Trump shirts and caps.